Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco

Location: San Francisco, CA

Category: Federation

Danny Grossman


The Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco is among the 20 largest federations in the United States. Having grown out of Jewish communal fundraising efforts established in the early 20th century, the Federation’s work is guided by the Jewish values of tzedakah (charitable giving), kehilla (community) and tikkun olam (repairing the world). It aims to foster community among Bay Area Jews, raise funds to support the community’s organizations and initiatives, and mobilize to address issues facing the Jewish community locally and internationally.

Danny Grossman is the CEO and president of the Jewish Federation of San Francisco, as well as the founder and CEO of SLOW Food for Fast Lives. He served in the U.S. Foreign Service as a diplomat overseas and at the Department of State for seven years. Prior to that Danny spearheaded a national grassroots marketing campaign for the nonprofit organization Ground Zero, and served as a legislative aide to Congressman James Coyne in Washington, D.C. Danny holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University and received his B.A. in Russian and East European Studies from Yale University.


Institution Revenue: $163,764,782

Institution Total Expenses: $95,313,460

Employees: 129

Salary: $352,7229

Underpaid by: 26%


Institution Revenue: $136,011,703

Institution Total Expenses: $97,774,291

Employees: 127

Salary: $330,5899


Institution Total Expenses: $134,027,819

Employees: 117

Salary: $311,044

Underpaid by: 37%


Institution Total Expenses: $74,976,598

Employees: 130

Salary: $305,275


Institution Total Expenses: $89,785,231

Salary: $305,000


Salary: $305,000


Salary: $305,0005

  • 1Interim head of organization
  • 2Data from 2012
  • 3Data from 2011
  • 4Data from 2010
  • 5Data from 2009
  • 6Data from 2008
  • 7Data from 2007
  • 8Includes payment from SWC Museum Corp.
  • 9Predecessor's salary
  • 10Partial year
  • 11Not a 501(c)3
  • 12Annualized
  • 13Position currently vacant
  • 14As per Form 990, JNF declined to comment
  • 15Base salary
  • 16Data from president-elect period
  • 172010 Employees
  • 18Legally exempt from public disclosure of salary
  • 19Highest paid professional, not CEO
  • 20Paid from two related organizations
  • 21Data from 2013
  • 22Data from 2014
  • 23Data from 2015
  • 24Includes a one-time honorarium of $55,000
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